Iraqi Defense Ministry: Preparations to liberate Hawija city from ISIS are underway

Iraqi Defense Ministry: Preparations to liberate Hawija city from ISIS are underway

WAAR-DUHOK:

Iraqi forces were redeployed in Kirkuk as preparations to liberate the city of Hawija from the Islamic State (ISIS) are underway, the Iraqi Defense Ministry said on Saturday.

In an official statement, the Defense Ministry said additional forces were sent from Baghdad to prepare for the upcoming campaign in Hawija, west of Kirkuk.

Federal police captain Jabbar Hassan told the Anadolu Agency Iraqi troops had arrived in the al-Qayyarah district in southern Mosul after the conclusion of the two-week campaign in Tal Afar.

According to Army First Lieutenant Fayeq Numan al-Salim, most of the forces who were involved in the Tal Afar operation will participate in the liberation of Hawija.

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